Website: http://www.instructables.com/ Uses: This site is great for finding any type of how to instructions that you or your students may need. (Especially for those students that learn better from seeing steps than hearing and/or reading them). It is also a great site for students to use to come up[Read more]
Website: http://www.superteachertools.com/ Uses: This website includes tons of virtual games great for creating review games, introducing new lessons, remediating students and more. All of the games are customizable to whatever topics you are covering in class. Definitely increases interactivity in the classroom.
Website: http://www.bighugelabs.com/ Uses: Excellent resource website for allowing your students to take their projects above and beyond the ordinary. It allows you and students to take images and change them into magazine covers, posters, slideshows, billboards, wallpaper and more. Let’s upgrade your students’ projects so that they become more engaged.
Website: http://www.livebinders.com/ Uses: This website is great. I feel that it is similar to pinterest but more geared towards education. However, it allows you to organize your favorite website links, videos, images, research and more by placing it into notebooks. From these notebooks you are even able to make presentations. I think it’s great, but[Read more]
Website: http://www.kikutext.com/ Uses: This program allows you to send personalized text messages to parents and allow them to respond as well. You can also save all messages as to provide documentation of parent/teacher communications. No more letters being lost and/or forgotten to give to parents.
Website: https://www.dropbox.com/ Uses: Dropbox allows you to save your files in one place and be able to take them everywhere you go. Either on your laptop, desktop, iPad, cell phone or whatever; never be without a needed file again!
This is an iPad/iPhone app and it is not free; however it is a free trial that you can check out! Website: http://www.teachersassistantpro.com/Teachers_Assistant_Pro_iPad_iPhone_App_-_One_of_the_Best_Teacher_Apps%21/Teachers_Assistant_Pro_for_iPad_iPhone_App.html Uses: This app lets you track student behavior and classroom habits. Once the behavior is recorded, you can simply email your students’ behavior reports to their parents. Talk[Read more]
Website: http://www.houzz.com/ Uses: Today I chose to focus on a digital resource more personal to the FACS curriculum, specifically interior design. This is a great website for finding examples of interior design elements/principles. It can also be very useful in enabling students to complete multiple projects in your interior design[Read more]
Website: http://classroom.4teachers.org/ Uses: This website allows you to rearrange your classroom and/or plan the look of your classroom without moving a single piece of furniture. It is also great for planning FACS lab areas and other special areas/centers in the classroom.
Website: http://www.glogster.com/ Uses: This resource allows teachers/students to create interactive posters that can contain text, graphics, music, videos and more. Great for going beyond those same old posters taped to the wall and stepping into the 21st century of digital posters for the world to see. There is also a[Read more]